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The Bastard of Istanbul - Elif Shafak It begins (somewhat unexpectedly given the subject matter) as a fairly light-hearted comedy where most characters are cosmopolitan & polite and a little emotionally detached towards the sufferings of the past, until the big revelations towards the end, when tragedies of the past come back to haunt them. Overall I like the author's writing style, her way of dealing with potentially sensitive or depressing topics (though I don't have the background to tell if it's appropriate), and her vivid description of life in the city of Istanbul.